This classic homemade Belgian waffle recipe is a deliciously decadent treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. There are lots of waffle variations out there but this is simply the best I’ve tried so far!
Truly Authentic Belgian Waffles
Waffles are a super popular breakfast and brunch staple because they’re so yummy and easy to whip up! You can even serve them for dessert (or a midnight feast!) Belgian waffles have even deeper pockets for holding butter, syrup, and jam, than regular waffles (I love to serve them with my sugar-free homemade raspberry jam.
They also don’t have to be round – my waffle maker is a Belgian waffle maker by brand and is square!
This type of waffle has a lovely golden crisp on the outside with a very light and airy in texture once you bite into them… scrumptious! If you are looking for some more mouth-watering breakfast and brunch waffle recipes, try my very popular Mini Waffle Donuts, my INSANELY popular Keto waffles – Crispy Sweet Cinnamon Keto Waffles or these crazy decadent Banana Waffles With Nutella Sauce.
Classic Homemade Belgian Waffle Ingredients
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- White sugar
- Melted salted butter
- Vegetable oil
How to Make This Classic Homemade Belgian Waffle Recipe Perfectly
- Oil the waffle iron and preheat to medium-high.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, separate egg whites and beat until stiff.
- Mix together the egg yolks, milk, butter, oil, and vanilla. Stir until completely combined.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Fold in the egg whites until just combined. Try not to over mix.
- Cook in the waffle iron on medium-high heat. OR on the “waffles” setting for 5-8 minutes.
- If needed, oil the waffle iron between waffles using a basting brush with oil.
What is a Belgian Waffle?
The Belgian waffle is a type of waffle with larger squares, deeper pockets, and a lighter batter than regular waffles. This variety of waffle was originally made with yeast which makes them super light and fluffy, but many people use baking powder instead and it works just as well. It’s totally up to you (and what you have in the cupboard!).
How Many Calories in a Belgian Waffle?
This classic homemade Belgian waffle recipe has 187 calories per serving before you add your fillings/toppings, so it’s not too bad on the calorie front. If you combine them with the right fillings, they’re actually pretty waistline friendly.
These waffles are usually a nice weekend breakfast treat so try not to worry too much about the calories once you keep an eye on your portions and choice of topping!
How to Use a Belgian Waffle Maker
If you’ve never used one before it might seem a bit daunting, but it’s super easy to use a Belgian waffle maker! Just oil both sides, preheat it to medium-high and cook it at the same temp or on the “waffles” setting for 5-8 minutes.
How to Clean a Belgian Waffle Maker
First of all, make sure your Belgian waffle maker has cooled down completely and isn’t hot to touch! Then wipe down the exterior using a damp cloth. If there are any stubborn batter drips, don’t panic, these can be removed by pouring a few drops of cooking oil over the batter. Just let it sit a few minutes to soften up and then wipe it off with a damp cloth/paper towel. If the cooking plates are removable, wash them gently in warm soapy water, rinse, and air dry.
And here are a few more scrumptious breakfast and brunch treats that I LOVE:
- Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes
- Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast
- Baked Cinnamon Pancake Cake
- Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Slow Cooker Oatmeal
I hope you guys love these! My mom used to make these when I was a kid back in the 80’s, so this is a classic oldie of a recipe, well tested and true!
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Classic Homemade Belgian Waffle Recipe
Nothing beats homemade Belgian waffles for breakfast, lunch OR even dinner! These crispy waffles are a family favorite that my own mom has been making since the 80's!
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- Total Time
- 30 minutes
- Breakfast Meals
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs separated
- 1/4 cup melted salted butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Oil the top and bottom grids of the waffle iron with some vegetable oil then preheat to medium-high.
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, separate egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form.
In a large 4 cup capacity liquid measuring glass, mix together the egg yolks, milk, butter, oil and vanilla, stir until completely combined.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Fold in the egg whites until just combined, trying not to over mix.
Cook in the waffle iron on medium-high heat OR on the setting that says Belgian waffles/waffles for around 5-8 minutes. The waffles should be very golden brown on the outside.
If needed, oil the waffle iron between waffles using a basting brush with oil.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.